The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) is a professional organisation based in the UK for editors and proofreaders – the people who strive to make text accurate and readable.
Looking for an editor or proofreader?
The Directory of Editorial Services provides contact information for more than 700 SfEP members, plus details of the skills, subjects and services they offer. Find an editor or proofreader now.
Training in editing and proofreading
Our workshops and online training courses will give you the skills you need to become a better editor or proofreader.
Our three-level proofreading course will get your career off to a solid start, teaching you the core knowledge and practical skills needed to successfully work as a proofreader in the publishing industry and beyond. Take the levels individually, or work your way through all three – 15 upgrade points awarded on successful completion of all three courses.
P1: Introduction | P2: Headway | P3: Progress
New online courses:
EDITORIAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Have you ever wondered whether you could take your skills a step further and become an editorial project manager? This course will give you the confidence to step into a new role.
Would you like to extend your skills into website editing? This course will show how you can apply your editorial and administrative skills in a new area.
Both courses are self-assessed. EPM is worth 5 points and WE is worth 4 points towards upgrading your membership.
Editorial project management
Find out about editing and proofreading
If you wonder 'what do proofreaders and editors do?', or 'could I become a proofreader or copy editor?', the answers are probably 'more than you think' and 'perhaps, but it’s hard work'. Let us tell you more.
See our range of guides
Our online shop has a range of guides to editing, marketing, project pricing and more. Specifically written for editors and proofreaders, these short guides will help you to get started or develop your career. All guides are exclusive to the SfEP.